Nashville Predators at Columbus Blue Jackets
|Date & Time||Thursday January 10, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Nashville Predators +105 / Columbus Blue Jackets -125 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The Nashville Predators and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Thursday in NHL action at the Nationwide Arena.
The Nashville Predators look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Nashville Predators are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 15.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 14 goals, Ryan Johansen has 28 assists and Roman Josi has 161 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 65 goals on 823 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 40 goals on 428 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Columbus Blue Jackets look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 12.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Atkinson leads Columbus with 24 goals, Artemi Panarin has 32 assists and Pierre-Luc Dubois has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 86 goals on 912 shots faced and Joonas Korpisalo has allowed 39 goals on 352 shots. The Columbus Blue Jackets have allowed three or more goals in each of their last six games.
The Predators are 3-11 in their last 14 road games, 11-4 in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Blue Jackets are 20-7 in their last 27 Thursday games, 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Central and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Predators are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Columbus and 41-14 in the last 55 meetings. The under is 9-4-1 in Blue Jackets last 14 overall. The under is 5-1 in Predators last 6 games playing on 0 days rest.
Both of these teams are playing impressive hockey over the last week and a half, and the Nashville Predators have been fade material on the road for quite some time. On the flip side, we're getting plus money with a Predators side that's been nothing but money on the end of back to backs and has won eight o the last 10 meetings against the Columbus Blue Jackets. In fact, the Predators have won each of the last five meetings against the Blue Jackets, not losing to them since November of 2015. During that five-game winning streak, the Predators have outscored the Blue Jackets 20-10. For once, the value is with Nashville on the road.